Posted by: alexswallow | October 27, 2013

Polio Eradication: Bringing Vaccines to the World

Everyone should read this, this man is so inspiring and this cause is so important.

Rotaract in Great Britain & Ireland (RGBI)

As a polio survivor, I’ve made it my mission to help bring life-saving vaccines to all children. I was born in India, where I contracted polio as a six-month-old child. My mother, unable to care for me, dropped me off at an orphanage, where I was lucky enough to be adopted by the Anglican Bishop of Yukon and his family. With their support, and after several operations, I learned to walk.

Many in North America and Europe who don’t share my experience have forgotten the impact of polio. But in a handful of countries in Africa and Asia, children are still at risk and suffering from this terrible disease.

In 2002, I returned to India to meet my biological mother and caught a glimpse of what life is like for these children, and what my life might have been had I not been adopted. I met polio survivors who, without medical…

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